Dedats’eetsaa is proud to collaborate with partners from academic institutions, government, non-governmental organizations and industry. We have and continue to work with several Canadian Universities on research projects as well as on training and education programs in the Tłı̨chǫ region. Both Canada and the Government of the NWT have been significant partners and sources of support for research on common issues of concern related to wildlife, water stewardship, species at risk and protected areas strategies. Many corporate partnerships have also been important to the advancement of the Tłıc̨hǫ research agenda by funding Tłı̨chǫ traditional knowledge projects.
Dedats’eetsaa is proud have supported over 20 graduate students to research in our communities.
Dedats’eetsaa is open to new partnerships and relationships with researchers and organizations. We welcome northern and non-northern researchers and institutions to approach us with research ideas, questions or proposals. We can provide information about ongoing and past research and traditional knowledge in the Tłı̨chǫ region, discuss access to the Tłı̨chǫ Digital Archives, and offer comments on your research idea or proposal, as well as work together to explore ideas for programming or research projects in the region.
The Tłı̨chǫ Government is proud to be the host of Hotıì ts’eeda, the NWT SPOR SUPPORT Unit under the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research. Hotıì ts’eeda is the first point of contact for all researchers who want to conduct health-related research in the Northwest Territories. They can:
- connect you to community representatives, governments and organizations that can support the development of a research proposal (including Dedats’eetsaa);
- review proposals and provide comments on strengthening research for the northern context, including Indigenous methodologies;
- support the development of cultural competency and awareness of the northern and Indigenous research context;
- help you access NWT-specific data; and
- support the development of knowledge translation plans.